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> hello, this is al jazeera, live from doha. coming up in this programme - more than 50 fighters killed in north-west pakistan. the government helped ban the recent attack on karachi's main airport. also ahead - the u.s. moves its warships closer to iraq as it decides whether to join the fight against the sunni rebellion sweeping the country. russia accuses ukraine of doing nothing to stop an attack on its embassy in kiev.
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all the access from the world cup. mario barrow tellie making the headlines as italy defeats england. we start in pakistan where there has been a major air strike in the north west. more than 50 taliban-linked fighters have been killed by government air strikes. according to the government, they helped to plan the recent attack on karachi's main airport. fighter jets targeted six hideouts in the region. we are joined by peshawar in pakistan. do you have more details about this operation by the pakistani military? >> the pakistani military is issuing details that the air strikes happened at about 1:30am local time.
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several targets were hit, including, sorry, uz beck fighters, ammunition dumps and an area close to the afghan border. after the attacks on karachi it was said there would be a campaign to target positions in north waziristan, belonging to the uz beck fighters involved in the attack on karachi airport. tell us more about the uz beck fighters. who are they? >> when the u.s. launched the offence ior invaded afghanistan in 2001, many uz beck fighters fought alongside the taliban. asst forces pushed the fighters, they were forced to seek refuge in the tribal area. the leader was killed during a
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u.s. air strike. after that the uz becks found a strong hold in pakistan's tribal area, affiliating themselves with al qaeda, as well as the pakistani taliban. so many of these fighters were unable to go back to uz beckize stan because of the offensive by the u.s. forces and have been active in pak sedan's tribal a k -- pakistan's tribal areas for a number of years. kamal hyder in peshawar. >> the united states is moving three warships close to iraq as it decides whether to help a group of fighters against the sunni rebel fighters. the military has been able to held them back so far. u.s. help will only help if
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iraq's leaders unite. this shows fighters celebrating. capturing three towns in 24 hours. civilians try to escape the violence. thousands fled towns in northern iraq. they have ramped up security in daing bad. hundreds of people are answering a call. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours nouri al-maliki has gone on the offensive. a holy site for shia muslims, where he delivered a message for all iraqis. >> translation: i seriously and firmly say by the name of god if our heads were born to tanks and our bodies to tanks, we will not stop fighting them. let them not to be lutooted.
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>> reporter: the prime minister declared the cabinet granted him limited powers to deal with the rebels. allies are showing public support. the iranian president says iran is ready to help, if asked. >> translation: if the iraqi government seeks assistance from us, we will review it. there has been no request so far. >> reporter: not all are in support of prime minister nouri al-maliki's policies. the influential sunni group, the association, as released a statement. in that statement the sunni rebels have a right to march on baghdad and seek regime change. sunni rebels must respect holy shrines and not attack them. sunni rebels captured the town. they mounted the offensive from
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here. iraq's air forces launched more air strikes where it says it hit rebel forecasts. there was no way to independently verify the claims. more details on the three warships this the u.s. is sending to the gulf. the u.s.'s "george h.w. bush", carries fighter shets and will be joined by a guided missile carrier and guided meself il destroying. christopher hill was a former u.s. ambassador to iraq and says moving the warship ships the president more flexibility to respond to the fighting. >> it gives president obama
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options if he chooses to employ air strikes. the bush aircraft carrier is there and able to do that. it gives him options. it srnalt is a show of -- certainly is a show of force. it shows that the united states is deeply concerned about the conflict and where it may lead. president obama made it clear that he expects to see a political progress, and spoke about the political leadership in iraq, certainly the prime minister, as part of that. i think in addition to sunni outreach, there needs to be effort on the sunni side to understand the roll of the shia in the new iraq. russia hit out at ukraine for not doing enough to stop an attack on its embassy in kiev. by allowing the attack ukraine breached international obligations to protect embassy. cars belonging to russian
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documents were smashed and bricks were tlen at the building. demonstrators accused them of backing separatists. suspected russian tanks in eastern ukraine - pictures showing moscow's tanks close to ukraine's border in june, and the subsequent movement. the military alliance says it raises questions about russia's role in destabilizing ukraine. ukraine's president petro porashenko declared a day of mourning for dozens of troops killed when a military plane was shot down in the east. kim vinnell reports from the ukranian city of luhansk. >> reporter: pro-russian separatists claimed responsibility for an attack on a ukranian military transport jet. all 49 on board were killed. a spokesman says claims that information was leaked about the time and location of the plane's landing will be investigated.
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ukranian authorities making clear where they believe the weapons to shoot down the plane came from. >> translation: we are talking about russian weaponry, there are reports that weapons used by rebels have russian roots. i'll have evidence, pictures, approving that russians are using weapons on the territory. >> petro porashenko says those responsible will be brought to justice. today the ukranian army went on the counteroffensive for the first time and the armed forces started to drive the terrorists away. i gave the armed forces a priority, to bring under control the ukranian border through which the ukrainians are bringing weapons, eenforcements -- reinforcements and funny. on the road to luhansk, the bod yes of three prospristists
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trying to avoid an advance. the ukranian military are in control of the checkpoint. they say there was a battle last night. they are in control of another checkpoint which is on the other side of the barricades, on the other side of a river. separatist fighters had been in control of the checkpoints, but the ukranian military expect separatist fighters to regroup and launch another attack. soldiers are on edge, telling the driver that to pass would be suicide. those living nearby are afraid of what may come n. >> they were shooting. i know, i heard. it was very scary. >> translation: they passed. it's true. we are tired of this. >> reporter: it appears government soldiers are approaching fiercely guarded pro-russian strongholds in the east. separatists took over two
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borderline bases and control a warehouse. ukranian troops will have a fight on their hands, they warn, should the soldiers enter the city. >> in bangladesh, nine were killed during fighting. violence broke out between you'reed u peeking muslims. they were set up to mark an islamic festival. moth were burnt to death. there was tension on the groups for decades. >> myanmar's opposition leader has met with political leaders in nepal. aung san suy kyi has called for support in the campaign to change the drafted constitution barring her from becoming president. it forbids those married and with foen national children from
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running. migrants are leaving thailand ahead of a crackdown by illegal workers on thai authorities. about 70,000 returned home in the past week. more than 35,000 fled back across the border on friday. most women and children. thailand's military government is planning to target military. a spokesman for the international organization for migration says life will be difficult for many returning to cam bode yax. >> we have to applaud the cambodian government to bring in the trucks and get people away from a dangerous humanitarian situation, had they stayed in numbers. 100,000 people may have crossed by now. that's 43,000 people yesterday, alone. they are majority males, many women with kids, families. they'll go back to the forest areas of developing countries,
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where they left. they couldn't find work. some of them play a lot of money to brokers to get jobs, fruit picking, working construction, factories. they may have been earning 8-10. one gay i spoke to is going back, with a wife, two children and a debt. he may not find a job, accommodation and there won't be places in schools or hospitals for the family. life will be difficult. that is something that we'll hope to work on with them. still ahead on al jazeera. hunting house to house - israeli police search for three jewish teenagers believed to have been kidnapped by palestinian fighters. >> i'm in a small rural town in southern italy, setting the standard on migrant integration.
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>> i'm not sure why you didn't learn from your last incarceration >> some prisoners try to get it right >> i'm trying to go to school and get a nice job >> you're only 22, you can turn this around... >> and some just don't >> he actually told people in the halfway house, that he was conversation def phil t he was
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pakistan's military says more than 50 taliban-linked fighters have been killed by government air strikes in north waziristan. the government says they planned recent attacks on the airport. the u.s. is moving three warships closer to iraq in response to the growing rebellion. they are pushing south to the capital. so far the military has been able to hold them back. russia hit out at ukraine for not doing enough to stop an attack on its embassy. cars were smashed and bricks thrown at the building through the process. millions of afghan voted in a presidential run-off that marks the democratic transition of power. despite threats of violence by the taliban, 7 million turned out. many polling stations were attacked by the taliban. these men say taliban fighters cut off their ink-stained
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fingers showing that they had voted. there has been allegations of electoral fraud. we are live from the afghan capital kabul. the independent election commission said a record number of voters turned out for the run-off. international observers say the turn out was lower. is that right. >> very confusing scene here in afghanistan, after polls closed in the historic election. both can't dates hearing the news that this was an historic run-off; that over 7 million voted. as we have been saying, independent voters saying that the turn out was lower. one of the candidates abdullah abdullah sided with the independent observers saying his supporters witnessed lower than expected turn out his challenger sided with the election commission, saying that it was,
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indeed, a record showing and congratulating voters for coming out. whatever the case, there has been hundreds of complaints of fraud filed with the commission. people - allegations of fraud already, so, again, this election, which at least from the international - from the election commission's point of view was a success. it has a cloud hanging over it. with those concerns of widespread fraud, what impact could they have. >> both candidates said if they lose the election, it's because of fraud. both believe they are the one that won the historic poll. that is a challenge. another challenge is if the number of votes deemed to be fraudulent by the electoral commission are higher than the percentage points that separates the winner and the ex-ual --
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eventual loser, that could pluj the country into chaos. hamid karzai, the outgoing president, refused to sign a bilateral security agreement with the u.s. both of the candidates abdullah abdullah said that they will sign the agreement so it's not only international observers who want a clean and decisive victory, people in afghanistan. most afghans want it signed. we have the participation of a serious problem. in saying that both candidates urged supporters to be calm and wait for final results to come out, which won't be out until july 22nd. >> thank you very much. that report from kabul. pakistan's government is appealing against a court order lifting a travel ban on a former president. he's facing several charges,
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including treason, relating to the imposition of an emergency rule. he relates the allegation saying they are politically motivated. pakistan's government invited experts and high-level scholars to a meeting in islamabad to discuss polio. there has been a surge in cases, 82 so far. some people in tribal areas are reluctant to be vaccinated. religious leaders are expected to issue a statement in support. the israeli prime minister says there is no doubt that three jewish teenagers missing in the west bank were kidnapped by a terrorist group. the israeli have arrested many in connection with the appearance. >> reporter: across the occupied west bank the israeli military searches for three teenagers missing since thursday.
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as time passes concern is deepening for their welfare. so, too, is the intensity of the military operation to find them. the israeli prime minister believes they were taken against their will. >> translation: because of the nature of the situation i cannot speculate. but i can say the teenagers were kidnapped by a terrorism organization with all certainty. they were kidnapped by a terror of the organization. >> reporter: it's not clear who has taken the two 16-year-old and a 19-year-old. there has been several arrests made. they disappeared close to an israeli settlement. israel insisted that the palestinian president must do everything to bring the three back. the palestinian government denies it had a part to play and highlighted the wider conflict.
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a government spokesman said why is this the assault of the palestinian authority. we have nothing to do with the issue, if a natural disaster hits israel, would we be responsible. >> this is the serious test of the unity formed government. a speedy release of the teenagers may prevent a crisis from escalating. the trial of three al jazeera english journalists charged supporting the muslim brotherhood is due to resume on monday. they've been held for 169 days, prosecutors demanded the maximum penalty last week, 7 years for peter greste, and 15 for mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. meanwhile al jazeera correspondent abdullah al-shami also imprisoned in egypt had his detention extended for another 45 days.
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abdullah al-shami has been held without charge since last august and has been on a hunger strike. he insists he would not break his fast. demonstrators in the united states are rallying for tougher control laws. around 1,000 protesters marched across the brooklyn bridge where they held a demonstration. among a group of victims attached. costa rica was the toast of the world cup. >> they were one of the greatest shocks. they lead in a goal difference. sara has this report. >> reporter: italy went into this clash without captain and goal keeper, out with injury. despite the setback, they took
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the lead. two minutes later england were levelled. italy had the last word, thanks to mario balotelli's second-half header, giving them a 2-1 win. the shock of the day came when uruguay were beaten by costa rica, also in group d. the costa rykans coming from behind claiming a 3-1 victory. in group c columbia proved they could cope just fine, with a comfortable win. saturday's game saw drama as the ivory coast took on japan. ac milan midfielder honda opened the scoring with one of the goals. two second-half goals in 2 minutes by the ivory coast turned the match on its head. the ivory coast winning 2-1.
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sara coates, al jazeera. thousands of migrants make the perilous journey from north africa. many don't make it alive. for those that do, it's a tough transeggs. there's one where ner given a warm welcome. slowly moving forward with a new life. they are one of hundreds of migrants turning the town into an example of reintegration. he collects rubbish. to locals, it's a tradition. it's a fresh start. >> i have been in a different part of the country. it's different because the people here are kind. they used to play with everyone. they don't discriminate that you
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are from africa or the north. they used to welcome everyone here. >> reporter: rising unemployment forced young people to look for work elsewhere. with an ageing population, the town seemed destined to disappear. they decided immigration was the april. and they started a scheme allowing economic migrants to leave work, study and open their own businesses. >> translation: our parents told us that the last of lasts are worthwhile. we gave them existing houses abandoned by immigrants, and it blended in with the local population. >> reporter: the state gives them $40 a day for each person to pay for the needs. the mayor says payments come late. they printed out makeshift bills until the money arrives. >> migrants come from every
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corner of the middle east and africa. 200 of them live and work in the area. it's 25% of the population. >> reporter: locals saw the town change from an insular society to a multicultural one. >> translation: old residents were looking for work. thank god they replaced them. >> reporter: this place was built in the 20th century on top of a hill. now outsiders help it to survive. more to come after a break. from humble beginnings, we visit the argentinian port city. where one of the football's greatest strikers. stay with us here on al jazeera. jazeera.
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